Manufacturer Alfa Romeo is set to build and release a limited 500-piece run of its new motorsport and track-oriented Giulia GTAm.
Based on the previous Giulia Quadrifoglio, the GTAm (Gran Turismo Alleggerita) will feature a much more powerful 2.9-liter V6 biturbo powertrain capable of delivering 540ps. Application of light-weight materials such as aluminum for the engine block, carbon fiber for the bonnet, roof, front bumper and wheel arches, teamed with Lexan polycarbonate side and rear window frames, means the model has an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 2.82kg/ps. Weighing a total of 1,520kg (3,350 lb), and with onboard launch control, acceleration from 0-99km/h is delivered in 3.6 seconds.
Alfa Romeo engineers have implemented technical knowledge gained directly from the Formula 1 partnership with Sauber Engineering by way of active aerodynamics to improve downforce, and a Sauber Aerokit comprising of side skirts, a larger active front-splitter and a carbon-fiber rear wing. The manufacturer has also addressed handling at high speeds by developing updated springs, shock absorbers and bushings, along with widening track width by 50mm at the front and rear. The GTAm also features a titanium Akrapovič exhaust system that exits from the center of a carbon rear diffuser and 20in center-lock wheels.
Moving to the interior, Alfa Romeo has trimmed the dashboard, glove compartment, side pillars and the carbon-fiber shelled bucket seat inserts with Alcantara to maintain a motorsport aesthetic. The GTAm has no door panels or handles, but instead a belt for opening, and rear seats have been removed to make way for a roll-bar, Sabelt six-point harnesses, and a fully upholstered basin with storage space for a helmet and fire extinguisher.